Tennant Company of Golden Valley received the Business of the Year award from Golden Valley Rotary Club. October is "Economic and Community Development Month" for the Rotary International calendar. The Golden Valley Rotary Club celebrates by naming a local Business of the Year to honor. The 2018 selection is Tennant Company of Golden Valley.
Tennant Company of Golden Valley received the Business of the Year award from Golden Valley Rotary Club. October is "Economic and Community Development Month" for the Rotary International calendar. The Golden Valley Rotary Club celebrates by naming a local Business of the Year to honor. The 2018 selection is Tennant Company of Golden Valley.
 
Tennant Company is recognized for their commitment to operating with unquestionable integrity and high standing in the community; their financial giving through foundation grants to the local community, including to the Golden Valley Rotary Club and PRISM; their commitment to environmental sustainability, renewable energy, recycling, and reduction of emissions; and their commitment to opposing human rights violations, including acts of slavery and human trafficking. Golden Valley Rotary Club believes that Tennant Company exemplifies Rotary's motto of "Service-Above-Self."
 
Eric Smith, newly promoted Sr. Director for Americas Operations said, "Tennant Company sees environmental sustainability and community involvement as non-negotiable functions as an engaging company. On behalf of Tennant Company, thank you for the recognition. We are honored to receive this award and are proud to exemplify the Rotary Club motto of “Service Above Self.”
This was the 12th annual celebration of Golden Valley Rotary Club’s Business of the Year. In 2006, Golden Valley Rotary Club began the annual practice during Rotary's "Economic and Community Development Month" each October. A business or organization based in Golden Valley is honored that: exemplifies and shows leadership in good works in the community; is perceived to be a good employer in the community; and is perceived to observe high ethical standards, integrity, competence, and professional contributions in its industry.
 
Past recipients include:
2006 - Armstrong, Torseth, Skold and Rydeen (ATS&R Planners / Architects / Engineers)
2007 - Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
2008 - General Mills
2009 - Golden Valley Golf and Country Club
2010 - Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery
2012 - Golden Valley Chester Bird American Legion, Post 523
2013 - Winkley Orthotics & Prosthetics
2014 - PRISM Golden Valley, MN
2015 - My Music Store
2016 - Culver's of Golden Valley
2017 - Animal Humane Society
 
Photo, left to right: Tennant employees: David Meyers, Director of Product Regulatory and Company Historian; Bryan Palmer, Senior Accountant, Consolidations and Golden Valley Rotary Club treasurer; Eric Smith, Sr. Director of Americas Operations.
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